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Save KoreAm Journal!

The KoreAm Journal is a great magazine that’s provided essential coverage of Korean American culture for years — including multiple articles about Greg Pak’s films. Now KoreAm’s hitting some hard times and has launched a “Save KoreAm” website to encourage subscriptions and donations. Check it out and drop some green, if you’re so inclined.

Wizard posts recap of Michael Turner tribute at San Diego has posted a detailed recap of the Michael Turner tribute at the San Diego Comic-Con. Click here to read the article. And click here for information about charities to which you can donate in Turner’s memory.

Vote for “Secret Asian Man”!

The San Francisco Chronicle is running an online poll to determine which new comic strips to add to the paper. And Pakbuzz friend Tak Toyoshima informs us that his “Secret Asian Man” strip is in the running! Click here to check out the comic, then Click here to vote!

Rest in Peace, Michael Turner

Early this morning, Vince Hernandez of Aspen Comics posted a deeply sad message about the passing of Michael Turner.
I was only lucky enough to spend a few hours in person with Mike. But he dazzled me with his great intelligence, curiosity, and enthusiasm; by the absolute joy he took in the creative process; and by the easy, beautiful warmth and openness he radiated.
My deepest condolences to his family and his many, many, many friends.
— Greg Pak
For those who wish to send notes or make donations in Michael’s name, Vince provided this information:

Anyone wishing to send their condolences to Michael Turner’s family is encouraged to send to:
Aspen MLT, Inc.
C/O Michael Turner
5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 111
Culver City, CA, 90230
Aspen also encourages anyone wishing to make a charitable donation to please send to Michael Turner’s requested charities:
The American Cancer Society
The Make-A-Wish Foundation|917760391

Kim Ima’s Treats Truck

Kim Ima, one of the producers of Greg Pak’s “Robot Stories” and the co-star of Pak’s “Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples,” is now selling cookies and pastries on the streets of New York City. No joke! Check out the clip below from “Eat Out ala Kelly” profiling Ima and her awesome Treats Truck — then check out the Treats Truck website for the menu and schedule.

Godspeed, Stephane Peru

I’ve just gotten word from Marvel editor Nate Cosby that Stephane Peru, the brilliant colorist of “Incredible Hercules,” has died. Stephane brought deep aesthetic sensitivity and boundless humor to his work, making every email he sent us a joy to receive and every page we gave him simultaneously funnier and more heroic. My deepest condolences to Stephane’s friends and family.
— Greg Pak
UPDATE: Newsarama has posted a story with quotes from a number of Stephane’s colleagues and collaborators.

“Mantlo: A Life in Comics” now available for free download

Bill Mantlo, the storied Marvel Comics writer, was hit by a car and suffered brain trauma in the 1990s. Last year, David Yurkovich published a tribute book to Mantlo, the proceeds of which went towards Mantlo’s care. (The book includes a quote from “World War Hulk” writer Greg Pak about Mantlo’s classic run on “Incredible Hulk.”)
Now “Mantlo: A Life in Comics” is available for free download at — with the revenue from advertisers generated from each download going directly to Mantlo’s care. Read on for the official announcment from Yurkovich — and click here to download the book.

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Well done, Marvel

From the AP:

Lionsgate and Marvel studios have signed interim deals with the striking Writers Guild of America, the union said.
The deals announced Thursday followed separate guild pacts with other independent production companies such as United Artists, The Weinstein Co. and David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants.
The guild said such agreements confirm it is possible for writers to be compensated fairly and for companies to operate profitably.

“Planet Hulk” penciller Pagulayan interviewed for Philippine Daily Inquirer

Kudos to “Planet Hulk” penciller Carlo Pagulayan, who’s featured in a Philippine Daily Inquirer article about Filipino comic book artists. An excerpt:

Art advice:
I’d like to say, aside from “practice,” understand the lines you use and compare different ways of shading, like hatching. If you understand why a particular technique is used, it’s easier to draw. If you choose a style, make sure that you’re comfortable with it, because if you’re just going to copy, you really don’t know how the artists you’re emulating think or approach things.

Click here to read the article.

PULSE interviews “Warbound” artist Leonard Kirk

Leonard Kirk, the artist for Greg Pak’s “Warbound” miniseries, has been interviewed by Jen Contino at the PULSE. Check it out here — and dig those gorgeous preview pages of issue #2, which hits comic book stores on January 16!

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